Welcome to HorsePower, the Museum of The King's Royal Hussars
Visitors to HorsePower Museum may wonder why there are no exhibits devoted to The 14th/20th King’s Hussars and its predecessor regiments. Its collection used to be displayed in the Museum of Lancashire in Preston until it was closed. The collection was then moved to our store in Winchester and we are working behind the scenes to display it as an integral part of the story of The King’s Royal Hussars. Once our re-design plans are confirmed and funding is available, we will post regular updates on this site and social media.
With our stunning displays of life size models, interactive exhibits, medals, swords, magnificent uniforms and fascinating photographs, follow the story of how the Cavalry of horse and sabre developed into the modern armoured regiment of today.
Trace the history of seven famous regiments over a period of 300 years and marvel at the great heroes who won the Victoria Cross for their valour. The dramatic exploits of men who fought in the Peninsula War, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the two World Wars are revealed and much more besides.
You will find all of this in Hampshire’s only museum of Cavalry, located within the grand setting of Peninsula Square, a site full of military heritage.
Cavalry Memorial Parade
Did you know the Cavalry Memorial in Hyde Park was first unveiled in May 1924?
For nearly 100 years an annual Parade and Service is organised at the Memorial each year.
Find out more in our latest Monthly Highlight!
Monthly Volunteers Day
We have introduced a Monthly Volunteer Day at the museum on the first Tuesday of each month. Turn up and help if you are available.
Follow the link below to find out more.
May Half term
Tue 31 May: Open 10am – 4pm
Wed 1 Jun: Open 10am – 4pm
Thu 2 Jun: Open 12 – 4pm
Fri 3 Jun: CLOSED
Sat 4 Jun: CLOSED
Sun 5 Jun: CLOSED
First World War Archives on The Ogilby Muster
Part of the HorsePower archives covering the period 1899 – 1929 have been digitised as part of The Ogilby Muster online archive.
With over 12,000 images from HorsePower including photographs, diaries, letters and more there’s endless discoveries to be made!